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McKenzie Cottage, 30A-Beaches-South Walton, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Rosemary Beach, 30A-Beaches-South Walton Vacation Rental House

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Last Updated: 03/13/2023

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McKenzie Cottage, a newly remodeled home in sought after Rosemary Beach, Tesla Charger

This gorgeous vacation home in Rosemary Beach will take you back to kinder, gentler yesteryear. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned family neighborhood, you are sure to love the mature trees, small park, and family-friendly atmosphere here at McKenzie Cottage.  From the cottage you have access to four Community Pools for guest, the closest one being The Sky Pool (heated), a short 2 min walk away, as well as access to the Private Rosemary Beach which is reserved for guest and owners only!  Four bikes are included for you to cruise Rosemary Beach or 30A with it's many bike paths!

With open covered porches on both floors, it’s easy to enjoy the Adirondack chairs and porch swing as you gaze out over the small neighborhood park. The wooden porch floors add to the timeless appeal. 

Once you get inside, however, you’ll realize that there is nothing old-fashioned or out-of-date about this lovely home. While incorporating classic charms, such as the hardwood floors, and natural fibers, everything is updated for the modern family and the way they live and vacation. From the marble counters, to wine cooler and the second ice maker, you will not be without in this well appointed home.

The open concept great room with its many windows keeps the home awash in natural light. The living area boasts plenty of comfortable seating so that your family can hang out together, watching the large flat-screen TV, Apple TV, BluRay Player, Sonos Arc Soundbar, Sub and Harmony Remote to control it all. Soft recessed lighting and a cooling atmosphere create an ideal environment for making new family memories!

The kitchen is both gracious and spacious! It will be a real joy for the family chef, utilizing the space beautifully with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a center island with seating for 2. A bonus butler’s pantry offers even more storage and working space. 

The formal dining table is adjacent to this space and offers seating for 8. Also conveniently located on this first level is a comfortable bedroom with king-size bed, dual nightstands and lamps, and generous closet space. A full bath offers a large walk-in shower, with access to the outdoor shower.

The master bedroom suite is a lovely sanctuary. With king-size bed, dual nightstands and lamps, and a private balcony. While you turn in for the evening, enjoy the wall mounted TV with Apple TV for streaming your favorite shows.  The master bath is luxurious, with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. One lucky couple will love retiring here in the evenings.

A third cozy bedroom also offers a king bed, seating area, flat-screen TV, and ceiling fan. The kid’s room is last, but not least, with its two sets of built-in bunks. These two bedrooms share a full bath with dual vanities and a tub/shower. 

This home is brand new to the rental market.  We’ve just completed a major remodel with updated furnishings, art work and electronics!  Newly installed is the Tesla Charger in the drive way for our eco friendly guest who have requested this.  We use 30A Luxury Vacations as our local property manager and Chris and his team will ensure your stay mets all of your families expectation. 

A home this family-friendly won’t stay available for long. Give us a call today for the best availability!



How to check rates and book:

Our rates at McKenzie Cottage are based on current season and the demand within Rosemary Beach and the surronding communities on 30A.  To determine your nighly rate and recieve a detailed quote, please choose the Book Now button which will take you to 30A Luxury Vacations website for McKenzie Cottage.  Enter your target dates and click on detailed quote to see all fees and booking charges.  


Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Television Amplifier
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bikes Included
  • Wedding Friendly
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Smoking outside only
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Home
  • Online Booking
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Balcony
  • Driveway
  • On Street
  • Parking for 2 cars
Bedroom Setup
  • 3 King Beds
  • 2 Bunk Beds


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Long Term Rentals
  • Romantic
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Rosemary Beach
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Emerald Coast Pedal Tours
  • Deer Lake State Park
  • Goatfeathers Seafood Market
  • YOLO Board and Bike
  • Emerald Coast Wine Cellars
  • 30A Bike 19 Mile Bike Path
30A-Beaches-South Walton Restaurants
  • Cafe Thirty-A
  • Great Southern Cafe
  • Fish Out of Water
  • Bud & Alley's
  • The Red Bar
  • Restaurant Paradis
  • Cowgirl Kitchen
  • George's At Alys Beach
  • Vue on 30a



Kim J

Beautiful House!    Jul 03, 2021

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The property manager was very helpful.  The vacation rental was spotless.  I was very happy with the location.  I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We could not have been any happier with our stay at McKenzie Cottage! Their attention to detail is on point! , They provide dishwasher pods/washing machine pods, and enough paper supplies for a week! The house was beautiful and spotless. The location is steps from the beach, and we rode the bikes to every restaurant/ shop around! We will definitely stay here again!


Jon D

Nice house in heart of Rosemary    Apr 01, 2021

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Enjoyed our stay at the McKenzie Cottage - the green outside the house was a nice place to throw a football with the kids. Easy walk or bike ride to beach and other sports in Rosemary. Very easy to deal with the rental company - one of our bikes was taken and they replaced it without incident. Thanks for a great time!


Audra S from Dallas, TX

Perfect House in Rosemary!    Mar 13, 2021

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McKenzie Cottage was perfect for our family! We love staying on a pocket park so the kids can safely play right outside our front door. The beach is still very close and walkable from this part of Rosemary. The house was super clean when we arrived and is updated with smart tv's, fast wifi, new appliances, separate ice machine, ect. We would definately stay here again!


Sue from Illinois

Lovely Cottage in Rosemary!    Jan 30, 2021

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We stayed for the month of February and it was lovely. The kitchen is well equipped and the artwork and furniture were well done. The beds and linens were also of nice quality. It was also great to be on the little park. Property manager was very responsive for any small issue we encountered. We truly enjoyed our stay - thank you!


Jarrad T

Cute House - Very Close to Town    Dec 19, 2020

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Upon arrival, the house was clean, beds were made up with soft, comfy linens, everything was in order and we were happy! Each bedroom has a nice TV, and so does the living area. The home is in very close walking distance to the town (maybe a block) but not close enough to hear any town noise. This home is also a couple of blocks from the gym and tennis courts- easily walkable but we rode the bikes everywhere. The beach was close- but for us a 5 min bike ride away, a little far for walking in my opinion, if you are carrying gear. We used walkover C, and found that convenient. The beach rental service for chairs and umbrellas was easy to use, and we ordered chairs for 2 days, as we got lucky in Dec. with the warm weather in the two weeks we rented. It's pricey, $100 per day for three chairs and one umbrella, FYI. They are nice heavy chairs with foot rests and very sturdy. Great sunsets for a few days, too!! The beach is gorgeous with white powdery sand- can't complain. It's a narrow beach, just note that. 
The kitchen was stocked well enough for preparing simple meals and vacation living. They provided initial paper towels, toilet paper, a new kitchen sponge, and a small dish detergent. They supplied plenty of towels, hand towels and washcloths, as well as some small shampoos and soaps, which we didn't use. 
The only cons we had: Loud outdoor maintenance for a few mornings, broken vacuum (they replaced in a couple of days) and one of the bicycles had a wiggly seat. The painting in the main bedroom wasn't hung with hooks to handle the weight, and it fell in the middle of the night (gave us a scare!) I would have preferred window coverings on the downstairs windows but it seems like no one on Rosemary beach has them- fish bowl houses at night!
Overall, It's a lovely home and we felt very comfortable, almost like we were in a hotel. I would rent this home again- it was wonderful, close to everything and we had a great holiday in this home. Thank you!


Jenni B

Great family vacation spot    Nov 21, 2020

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We had a great stay here with the family while I played in a tennis tournament at the Rosemary Racquet Club. It was walking distance to the courts, beach, and pools. The house was generally clean. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely look to book this house again next time. 


Shelly W

Ladies Tennis Trip    Nov 04, 2020

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The McKenzie Cottage was great! Wonderful girls tennis weekend trip!  The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental!


Sarah W

Wonderful, clean house!    Oct 16, 2020

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Our stay was perfect! The house was super clean and all the beds were SO comfortable!  The house was immaculate. Thank you so much!


Mike M from Chicago

Comfortable!    Oct 15, 2020

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The property manager was very helpful.  The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. We were very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.  Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.  Our family loved this place, it is so inviting and comfortable!


Donna C from Alpharetta, Ga.

McKenzie Cottage, the epitome of perfection!    Sep 13, 2020

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Our stay at McKenzie Cottage was OUTSTANDING! Everything in this beautiful home was perfect. Immaculately clean/spotless throughout and so beautifully decorated. Walking distance to shops, restaurants on Barrett Square & to the beach, pools. We couldn’t have selected a better location or a more beautiful house. The owners of this home are wonderful people & accessible to help with anything if needed. Our family was extremely comfortable with every aspect of this lovely home. It was obvious that the McKenzie’s took great care & consideration for their guests in the home decor & furnishings. Especially the mattresses, bedding (all hypo-allergenic ) and linens. We enjoyed our coffee every morning in the serenity of a pretty courtyard setting from the front porch of this home. We will absolutely be back to stay at the McKenzie Cottage. It was our home away from home for a week. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you!

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Scott McKenzie's reply:

Donna, we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home and we look forward to your visit next year. Thank you for your review and please let us know if we can do anything to to make your next visit even better!


Lori L.

Lovely Home    Jul 23, 2020

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Enjoyed the home. Quite neighborhood. Close to everything. We would rent again.



My property is managed by Chris Gifford and his team at 30A Luxury Properties.  If you click the Book Now button, you will be taken to 30A Luxury's website to enquire about open dates and current rates
Rosemary Beach was designed as a walkable community.  The beach is an 8 minute walk through tree covered canopy boardwalks.  If on bikes, it is a short 5 minute ride. 
Yes, Rosemary Beach has four community pools spread across the community.  You have guest access to all four pools, plus guest access to the private beach available only to guest and residents. 
From our cottage, a short 3 minute walk to the town square where you will find many options for dining and shopping in the town. 
No, sorry but Rosemary Beach has a strict policy of now golf carts allowed.  This reduces the risk to you as you walk or bike and reduces conjestion.  The town is so walkable that it would be useless to drive.  Most people walk or bike around the town. 
Unfortunately while we love our golder retriever, our home is NOT pet friendly.  With the current environement of ensuring enhanced cleaning methods, and the demand on 30A requiring quick turns in cleaning, we do not offer pet friendly so each guest has the same great experience. 
Rosemary Beach is on the east end of 30A just off of Highway 98.  
Northwest Beaches International Airport in Panama City is 29 minutes door to door
The exercise facility and tennis is a standalone business but you can contact them for weekly rates while you visit.